Published Mob sets shops near Delhi Metro's Karkardooma station on fire

A mob protesting against alleged inaction in the death of an autorickshaw driver set a banquet hall and shops near the Delhi Metro's Karkardooma station on fire today.
Published 	Mob sets shops near Delhi Metro\'s Karkardooma station on fire
A mob protesting against alleged inaction in the death of an autorickshaw driver set a banquet hall and shops near the Delhi Metro's Karkardooma station on fire today. Pic courtesy: Soni Varghese
Published 	Mob sets shops near Delhi Metro\'s Karkardooma station on fire
At least eight fire engines fought the flames, which began from the banquet hall near the station and spread to the shops nearby. A truck too was set on fire. Pic courtesy:Soni Varghese
Published 	Mob sets shops near Delhi Metro\'s Karkardooma station on fire
The fire prompted Delhi Metro to briefly shut down the Karkardooma station. Train services between Yamuna Bank and Vaishali were stopped from 4.15 pm to 6.20 pm. When the services resumed, trains did not stop at Karkardooma for a while until the situation was brought under control. Pic courtesy: Soni Varghese
Published 	Mob sets shops near Delhi Metro\'s Karkardooma station on fire
The attack is thought to have been sparked off by a rumour that the police was refusing to register a case in the death of the autorickshaw driver, identified as 30-year-old Rakesh Kumar. Pic courtesy: Soni Varghese
Published 	Mob sets shops near Delhi Metro\'s Karkardooma station on fire
A crowd gathered near the court complex around 3 pm and began agitating. It soon moved towards the Metro station and attacked the banquet hall. Pic courtesy: Soni Varghese

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